Editor’s note: this article deserves a lot more time and attention that I have to give it at the moment. Even so, the premise is intriguing enough that I wanted to put it out there for people to pull over.
Computers, programming, virtual reality, video games, robotics, artificial intelligence; iPhones, Watson, Oculus, Tesla… are all these acts of human creativity—often made by individuals who deny God exists—really pointing toward a Creator?
Has the thought ever occurred to you that humans are very similar to computers? That you are comprised of hardware (your physical body) and software (your mental capacity); sort of like a robot with incredible artificial intelligence… only there is nothing A about the I? I’ve been thinking exactly this over the last several months and the more I think about it the more I am convinced: humans are essentially more complex, more organic and far more elegant versions of computers. And computers get made. Hear me out.
How familiar are you with the term biomimicry? Biomimicry, or biomimetics (closely related to bionics), is basically what humans call it when we copy something from nature. Biomimicry.org puts it like this: Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The Wikipedia article on biomimetics says this: Nature has solved engineering problems such as ...